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Businessman wants Swallow, Shurtleff to testify

04/01/2014 7:11am
A Salt Lake businessman at the heart of the John Swallow scandal wants to put the former attorney general and his predecessor on the witness stand in the criminal case against him.

3 things parents should know about new year-end tests

04/01/2014 7:56am
Every Utah student will take new year-end tests this spring that measure what they've learned. Educators say there are three things every parent should know.

Quiz: What kind of prankster are you?

04/01/2014 8:43am
It's April Fools' Day and the pranksters are out in full force. Whether you love to see others cringe or dread a good prank, there's some level of pranking inside you. Don't worry, we've sorted this out for you to determine how much of a prankster you are.

Aquifer mining sinks portions of Cedar Valley roads

04/01/2014 9:24am
The ground in Cedar Valley is sinking and cracking — more than 8 miles of it — because of over-pumping of groundwater resources. A newly released report highlights the potential perils and what can be done to manage the problem.

How my best friend's mom became a mother to me

04/01/2014 11:57am
It takes such little time to send a text to a friend's struggling child telling them you love them or even inviting them over to chat. You never know how much influence one small act of kindness may have.

Why Moab is a great place to spend spring break

04/01/2014 12:35pm
Moab has many enticing family-friendly activities to entertain you. Hiking, biking, climbing, rafting, jeeping, exploring, and don't forget some good eating! Here is the can't-miss list of Moab fun for your next family getaway.

'Wearable KSL' device to be sold in 2015

04/01/2014 12:50pm
Similar to Google Glass, Wearable KSL is a portable computer that can be worn as a monocle.

Man charged for allegedly shooting victim in face

04/01/2014 1:33pm
An 18-year-old Salt Lake man accused of shooting a man in the face in a failed robbery attempt has been charged with attempted murder.

Band named after its trusty gig van releases new EP

04/01/2014 2:01pm
Sound Spotlight: Red Yeti has taken talent and determination through many transitions, designating itself as a rock band to get excited about.

User photos: This week in news

04/01/2014 2:15pm
This week's user photos include: power poles snapping in Blanding, a motorhome fire on I-15, a car that drove up telephone wires in Ogden, the Moroni statue lowered onto the Provo City Center Temple, and shots around the state depicting Utah's ever changing weather.

Understanding vocabulary of returning vets will help them find jobs

04/01/2014 3:05pm
With the unemployment rate for veterans still significantly higher than the national average, a simple lesson in military vocabulary might help drive down that number and help our nation's heroes gain valuable employment.

Man steals car, rams gate after robbing Provo business

04/01/2014 5:29pm
Provo police are searching for a man after he allegedly robbed a collision repair center and stole several cars.

Police searching for missing Tooele woman

04/01/2014 5:59pm
Tooele police are looking for a woman they said has been missing since Saturday.

'Ski Bum Bandit' arrested for serial bank robberies, police say

04/01/2014 6:27pm
A man suspected of committing serial bank robberies was arrested Monday, police said.

Police lose burglary suspect, find him hiding in rafters of building

04/01/2014 6:29pm
Police arrested a suspected burglar hiding in the rafters of a Salt Lake business Tuesday morning.

Arrests highlight 'prevalent' problem of human trafficking in Utah

04/01/2014 6:31pm
The Salt Lake arrests of two people accused of forcing a kidnapped Manhattan woman into a cross-country trek of prostitution highlight a 'prevalent' problem of human trafficking in Utah.

Police: Utah tourist drowns near USVI beach

04/01/2014 6:59pm
Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say a 47-year-old tourist from Utah drowned amid rough seas.

Divorce rates skyrocketing among older couples

04/01/2014 7:02pm
Marriage in America is on much shakier ground than ever before, a new study suggests, because the experts have been looking at the wrong data. Perhaps more surprising is it's not the youngest couples who have the most marital instability.

Park City resident presents petition to ban plastic grocery bags

04/01/2014 7:14pm
Park City residents may no longer have to answer the question "paper or plastic?" because of a movement to ban plastic grocery store bags.

Mormon Studies minor in the works at U.

04/01/2014 7:20pm
Students at the University of Utah may soon be able to earn a minor in Mormon Studies for the first time.

5 April Fools' Day jokes you might have missed

04/01/2014 8:02pm
With April Fools' Day 2014 coming to an end, here is a look at the online jokes that brought in the biggest laughs.

Utah takes part in disaster drill as part of NDMS program

04/01/2014 8:21pm
Tuesday, the Salt Lake VA took part in a national drill to make sure things run smoothly when a disaster hits.

Alta High students win app competition

04/01/2014 8:48pm
Three Alta High School seniors may be on their way to making big bucks by breaking the monotony of the average teenage life. Bryan Luu, Matt Blake and Zach Gundry were the top prize winners Tuesday at the second annual Kick-App Competition.

2 men tied child to tree while they smoked pot, police say

04/01/2014 9:02pm
Two men who police say dragged a toddler partially across a street and then tied him to a tree while they smoked pot were arrested for investigation of child abuse.

Hispanic-owned businesses helped Utah out of recession, report says

04/01/2014 9:45pm
A new report says that Hispanic entrepreneurs gave Utah a economic boost that helped pull Utah out of the recession.

Forest Service sides with Alta on snowboarding ban

04/01/2014 10:42pm
A group of snowboarders filed a lawsuit in January claiming Alta discriminates against them while operating on federal property.This week, the Forest Service sided with Alta and filed court papers asking a judge to dismiss this lawsuit.

Snowpack still strong in northern Utah, bleak in the south

04/01/2014 10:58pm
Utah had enough precipitation in March to maintain a strong recovery of water levels from February. Farmers are rejoicing over the dramatic turnaround in the northern part of the state.